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Old 04-01-2020, 09:38 PM   #16
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Probably doesn't care all that much
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:19 PM   #17
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I am trying to figure out what we are discussing. Sounds like this occurs in the browser. If this is the case, it's a browser issue not a Slackware issue.

Alt+Scroll Up/Down does nothing on my desktop (Plasma5) (Slackware64-curent)

Alt+Scroll in Firefox allows scrolling between pages of history on a selected page (tab). Alt+Scroll Down, move the page to the previous history page, Alt+Scroll UP move the page to the next history page. If there is no history for that page (tab) then nothing happens. I'm not saying this is normal, but this is what happens for me with Firefox (68.6.0esr (64-bit)).

Stop pressing the Alt key might help.

This is not iOS, Android or MacOS.

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Old 04-02-2020, 04:01 AM   #18
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I am of the opinion that the non-pressing of Alt as an alternative to Alt pressing is a worthwhile pursuit and I will spend a few minutes each day in conscious deliberate preemptive non-pressing of the Alt key. Although I have no present problem with excessive engagement of the Alt key, one cannot be too careful about such matters of weighty import. In the past I had reflexively pressed the F key when I meant to press Esc but after several weeks of concentration and caffeine therapy am I now able to press Esc with relative ease.

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Old 04-02-2020, 10:22 AM   #19
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I am trying to figure out what we are discussing. Sounds like this occurs in the browser. If this is the case, it's a browser issue not a Slackware issue.
It sounds like this might be an xfce feature that can be used on various applications that are opened. It seems like the issue OP is running into is easily found in Firefox when you scroll really fast with a touchpad and then after the page reaches the end and scrolling stops on the screen, pressing alt, but then the touchpad driver continues to attempt to scroll, which activates this feature.

I don't know why OP is running into this issue so frequently... I don't think I've ever had a need to press alt frequently, especially after scrolling. But as I mentioned earlier, OP would need to take this complaint to xfce devs if there is truly no way to turn off this feature (and maybe the xfce forums would help determine that better) or figure out how to get the touchpad driver "fixed" (since OP is so adamant that it is shoddy programming that implemented this scrolling effect in the driver).
 
Old 04-03-2020, 12:03 AM   #20
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It sounds like this might be an xfce feature that can be used on various applications that are opened. It seems like the issue OP is running into is easily found in Firefox when you scroll really fast with a touchpad and then after the page reaches the end and scrolling stops on the screen, pressing alt, but then the touchpad driver continues to attempt to scroll, which activates this feature.

I don't know why OP is running into this issue so frequently... I don't think I've ever had a need to press alt frequently, especially after scrolling. But as I mentioned earlier, OP would need to take this complaint to xfce devs if there is truly no way to turn off this feature (and maybe the xfce forums would help determine that better) or figure out how to get the touchpad driver "fixed" (since OP is so adamant that it is shoddy programming that implemented this scrolling effect in the driver).
Ah okay, a touchpad.

I am not a fan of touchpads. I prefer the mouse. Going to have to try this out on one of my laptops.
 
  


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